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#2246882 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 January 2012 - 04:04 PM

That's just spin. I'm not really focusing on the Wings, just the constant appearance of the same teams over the past few years.
In each game after the first two, there has been one new team and one team that has been recycled.

False....maybe do they research before you post something this dumb.

I am well aware of that. And it makes sense. I've made that comment before.
The Blues do have a decent following and traditionally get very good ratings when on national television.
The success part has alluded them in previous seasons, but it seems they have the ship righted...finally. This was supposed to happen last year, but better late than never.

Don't count your chickens buddy. Your team has been WAY better than this and didn't even get a sniff of the SCF, due mostly by the Detroit Red Wings, which explains your utter hatred for everything Red & White. Which is blatantly obvious by everything you post. And BTW, if the Blues had a decent enough following outside of St. Louis, there wouldn't be talks of Western Conference treason if the Wings headed East. They are the money maker in the West...that is why they are in the Classic...again. Odds are, they will be there a third time before St. Louis gets in once.

First, I do not have an inferiority complex towards the Wings. It's simply a sports rivalry-hatred kind of thing. Don't read too much into it. And that has nothing to do with my rant on the Winter Classic. It's all about recycling teams so quickly. Obviously Detroit deserves to be in it...I was surprised they didn't get in the first one, but whatever. But being in it twice in four years? Come on. It's annoying.
Second... I don't have a second.

Something tells me that if it were the Blues in it twice in four years, we wouldn't be reading your rants. Or if they have actually won anything....ever.

I wouldn't say that. I can easily see San Jose or LA getting in.

Ya, if they are playing in Detroit/Boston/New York/Chicago etc...

These blues fans make me laugh, they have so much jealousy and hatred for anything Detroit that everything they try to say objectively comes off smelling like rotten tomatoes or sour grapes. It's pretty nauseating.

#2246019 Brad Stuart to the West Coast?

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 January 2012 - 02:44 PM

Well put.

Honestly #2 would likely be the best situation for the Wings in the long run, if not for Stuart, as you're right they'd likely get more in return. Unless he's part of a package deal for Ryan. But like you said, because people know he's a UFA who wants to play in Southern California, the Wings are not in a strong bargaining position.

If they go with #3 though, I hope they do make some big deadline move to take a serious run at the Cup before they lose Stuart and probably Lidstrom next season.

I think if his heart is set on going to his home state, then Holland MUST attempt to get something in return. I understand your guy's assesment of his pending UFA status kind of handcuffing Holland, BUT what if ALL THREE California teams want his services? It's not like he is chopped liver and he could be a huge help to any of them. So it's not like they are all gonna lowball Holland in and miss on a chance to attain his services. BUT if we are dealing away one of our top 4 defenders, with really nobody to replace him right now (Smith, Kindl or Commie are not top 4 defenders) we damn well be getting someone back that we can put in his place. This is why I cannot see Holland trading him at the deadline unless the deal is just too good to pass up. He be better off trading his rights in June. I'd personally chose Anaheim at the deadline if that is when he will be traded, 1. We won't have to worry about facing them in the playoffs and 2. Since they are looking to sell, they could outbid the other two playoff bound teams who would rather be buyers than sellers and upsetting the chemistry on their team.

With that being said, I really wish Brad would stay, but do understand (personally) spending time away from your family for your career. What ever happens, Brad will be remember as one the best defensemen we have had in Detroit and he will always be a Stanley Cup Champion as a Detroit Red Wing. Godspeed Brad Stuart!

#2245980 Top teams are looking to deal

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 January 2012 - 11:35 AM

Well, considering the teams you named that are willing to give up a 1st rounder, it would seem if Holland was willing to give up a 1st rounder that he would get the better in return since it will more than likely be a higher pick than Boston or Chicago or Vancouver or maybe even St. Louis. I would hope that the Wings finish higher, but it really doesn't matter, because if you are gonna win the Cup, you are gonna have to learn to win on the road anyhow.

Regarding making a move, I really hope Holland takes that huge jump and gets a top line player. Who that may be, I am not sure, but the names that have been surfacing would all help more than us losing a Hudler or Franzen would hurt. Perry, Ryan, Iginla, Doan, Parise, etc... I would love to see a huge move at the deadline, but would also be OK with a Hemsky or Moen and maybe an actual NHL defender coming here. I like Commodore, and I can stand Kindl a little, but they are both 7th d-men. IF Holland could score a veteran defender rental for a solid Cup run (Hal Gill type) I think we would be sitting pretty! Oh and all respect to Conklin, but if Holland can land Nabokov for the Cup run then I am all for it!

If this team acquired Hemsky for a top 6 forward, Moen & Gill to shore up the bottom 6 and defense and of course Nabby to solidify the goaltender position. Then if it doesn't work, go for a revamp come July 1st which is on my wish list, a #1 defender to replace Lidstrom (eventually) and TWO legit top snipers...who or from where? Don't know.

EDIT: :lol: DOn't get what part of this deserves a neg...as usually people won't explain or debate why they disagree.

#2245877 Next Red Wings Property?

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 January 2012 - 04:51 PM

Another thing that could have the Wings on the inside track is his former coach Jeff Blashill is our asst. coach. Be nice to see another local kid get a shot at playing for his favorite team as he grew up.

#2245874 Next Red Wings Property?

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 January 2012 - 03:51 PM

That joke's getting pretty stale, buddy.

Besides, the reference wasn't that far fetched in this case.

Ya, considering it's the truth, it isn't really that far fetched is it? He text me and asked if my phone got youtube, then he said he watched the Notre Dame/Western game with her and sent me the link to the video above. He also said that she told him that Yzerman has said to him tthat he will see NHL time this year if he signs with the Lightning, which could tempt him to go there since he won't pay in Detroit until he is about 25. Also, when he appeared to score a goal last night and she better my buddy that he did, he told her that it was deflected, so she called Dan after the game and he confirmed that yes it was a teammate who got credit for the goal...

You know, there are some people that know some other people crymson. I happen to work with Manny Legace's father-in-law so I suppose your uncle date's Manny's aunt then, eh? BTW, when his father-in-law gets tickets to a Wings game, we get card blanche. We get to park with the players, enter in their entrance, get to go into the Olympia Club and by the lockerroom. When Manny was with Carolina, and they played in Detroit we get to go down to the visitor's lockerroom a see Manny after the game. Can't go before the game because all day before the game starts, he doesn't talk to anyone, not even his wife and kids. And ya, that is something I learned from Manny himself.

So Crymson, get off your horse.

#2245427 Next Red Wings Property?

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 January 2012 - 10:52 AM

also, my buddy is dating Dan's sister and told me that she said that the Wings are frontrunners and are close to a deal. Also the Lightning is a high possibility with Yzerman being on of his favorite players as a kid...

...sorry if this was already discussed.

#2245163 The ONE thing I can't stand about Wings games on FSD.....

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 January 2012 - 05:56 AM

Dont think of it as one pizza, think of it as one pizza and one box.....

....what am i gonna do with a box?

Ever hear of oragamy?

#2245103 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 11:12 PM

I don't trust Huds to connect on that pass, plus I think he's got too short a reach on that puck's location from where Mule was standing.

I know...I am just fueling the fire. I make fun of Franzen all the time so I have to talk crap about him. It was a good pay for both him and Pavs...

You are wearing the a-hole glasses. Imagine that.

So you are calling me an a-hole just because I don't like a certain player? Wow, I think we know who the real a-hole is....Judge not, lest ye be judged yourself. What's next, to proverbial "go be a fan of the Penguins" line? Dude you can do whatever it is you do while thinking about your favorite player, but just because it's not everyone's favorite player doesn't mean you can start throwing insults around...

It was a nice goal, but he is still FAR from the "Most clutch player in the NHL."

In terms of the timing and the positioning read by Franzen I'm thinking that Z could've replicated it and maybe Filppula.

This! He was in the right place at the right time of an impossibly "CLUTCH" play by Datsyuk. All Franzen had to do was keep his stick on the ice...nice goal, but the play was all Pavs.

#2245088 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 10:47 PM

You sound hella mad.

Not mad, just a realist. Sorry, you should know by now I do not wear the rose glasses. Franzen could score 1000 goals. He is still my least favorite player, next to little Piddler...

#2245076 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 10:42 PM

god im just finishing cleaning all the jizz off my computer screen! i literally exploded when I saw the forsberg.

Uh...... :blink:

Haha, that was the best part about it; when Smith just lay there afterward and you could just SEE him kicking himself mentally.

Eh, do you really want Gill at this point? Guys is about two time zones past his prime by now...

For a playoff run...yes. Just a rental. He'd be more valuable in the playoffs than Kindl...

#2245062 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 10:34 PM

True. Not as clutch as Pav was tonight though.

This! Pav and Filppula are the most clutch guys on this team....hands down...

Kostitsyn, Moen, possibly Gill.

I will take Moen and Gill for Andersson and Kindl.... (I dont think Montreal would though!) Do we have any French Canadiens we can offer them?

#2245054 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 10:28 PM

Wow that was orgasmic

Easy whiskey...have you even seen any of the Stanley Cup wins? If you become orgasmic that easy, I'd say you should see a doctor about that problem...

Man that Franzen guy is so clutch, eh?


Anyone could've had their stick on the ice. Franzen did nothing but redirect a unbelievable pass by Datsyuk. I gave him as much credit as I am going to when he scored by being in the right place at the right time. Datsyuk was more clutch by making that impossible pass, but good on him...if he were as clutch as you want him to be, he would've got one of the stars, in which he didn't. Plus he is still not an all star...I give him credit for stumbling into position and having his stick on the ice...

EDIT: It's true...Even Hudler could've stuck his stick on the ice...I am rescinding my credit to Franzen because of all the slappies here...

#2245041 Cammalleri traded

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 10:21 PM

Travis Moen to Detroit....PLEASE!

#2244941 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 09:39 PM

Ok ok, clutch goal, but Datsyuk made the play. I would say it was a clutch stick on the ice more than anything. Even kory kocur would've scored on that pass....clutch redirect!

#2244888 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 09:07 PM

what kind of guy goes to the bar with buddies to watch the game and drink (phu phu drinks btw) and texts about effervesence all night?